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Bonding is undergoing a revolution. And while the current system of adding adhesive to a bracket still works, the 3M APC Flash-Free Adhesive Coated Appliance System works even better — and faster. The system’s next generation, resin-soaked nonwoven mats adhere to the enamel for a more reliable bond that also eliminates the process of flash removal. Plus, with individually sealed technology to prevent cross-contamination, you can ensure peace of mind for your patients.
Traditional paste adhesives require flash cleanup which can leave uneven adhesive clumps around the edges of brackets, allowing a surface area for food particles to accumulate or plaque to form. Our APC Flash-Free Adhesive forms a smooth meniscus when the adhesive coated bracket is seated, which seals the tooth surface around the edges of the bracket.
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Expect dependable performance in your bonding procedures.
Flash-free adhesive meniscus protects tooth enamel under the bracket from acid erosion due to microleakage.
60% fewer bracket bond failures* that can lead to excessive chair time for emergency appointments.
Save time — big time — with APC Flash-Free Adhesive.
Fewer bonding steps.
Five steps vs. 11 when compared to traditional light cure bonding processes, when you use APC Flash-Free Adhesive and 3M™ Transbond™ Plus Self Etching Primer.
Less bonding time.
40% less bonding time required for bracket placement and cleanup vs. other bonding systems, minimizing patient chair time.
Traditional bonding practices can lead to stress for patients and practitioners. Choose a solution that prioritizes comfort.
Crafted with care.
Innovative, smooth ceramic bracket surfaces and edges are designed for patient comfort.
Help increase patient comfort and decrease appointment length with easier debonding.
Kirk R. Davies, DDS, MS
Dr. Robert Mortimer
Dr. Joseph Gray, Upland, California
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